Youth Ministry

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity” - Paul in 1 Timothy 4:12


Become a part of a movement that changes the world for Jesus Christ! Through discipleship, service, fun, and fellowship, youth in grades 6-12 have opportunities to grow in their faith, play together, and serve the community and world. Together we can grow closer as friends and share the love of Christ with our hurting world.



Contact JD Garris, Youth Director



Weekly Family Newsletter

Distributed via email on Wednesdays, this weekly newsletter highlights what will be happening in our Sunday classes and any special family announcements, plus links to articles that provide tips for your family’s spiritual growth.

Read this week’s newsletter (you can subscribe directly from the newsletter)

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Picnic at Seneca Creek State Park

August 20, 2017, 3:00-6:00pm

We will be joining Rockville United Methodist Church for a picnic and some fun large group games. Bring your friends and join us for a wonderful afternoon.

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High School Service Week

August 28-31, 2017

We will be having a High School service week, open to all rising High School students, during the last week of August. We will be assisting the community in a variety of ways this week. All High Schoolers are welcome to participate and bring friends. This is a great opportunity to serve our local community and spread the love of Christ to those in need around us. Please let JD know if you are able to participate in this event. Even if you can not make every day please consider volunteering with us during the days and times you are free.

  • Monday and Wednesday: We will meet at the church at 9 am and car pool up to The Ranch, an addiction treatment facility where JD has been working for the past year. They are opening up a new building and need help with some construction/landscaping work. We will have the opportunity to get some hands onservice helping out an organization that is serving an at risk community. We will take some time in the afternoon to participate in musical worship with some of the staff. We will return to the church by 4 pm.
  • Tuesday: We will be volunteering at Faith to help with the homeless shelter’s back to school event. We will meet up at 10 am and work with other volunteers to sort school supplies and set up there event. We will then help them throughout the day in any way they need. The event ends at 6pm, however if you need to come late or leave early just let JD know.
  • Thursday: We will be helping prepare and serve a meal at the Homeless shelter in Rockville. We will meet up at 9 am at the church and put together lunches for the homeless shelter. We will then go and serve the lunches at 11am. After we finish serving lunch we will all go out and enjoy a fun afternoon.
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Sunday Classes

Sundays, 10:00am

We kick off the new year on Sunday, September 10th!

Crossroads: Middle School Bible Study – 6th to 8th graders meet in Room 205.

The Well: A Senior High Bible Study – 9th to 12th graders meet in Room 206.

Read more about what goes on

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One of the most important rites of passage for young people in the United Methodist Church is Confirmation - the opportunity for young people to take the next step on their faith journey, and make a commitment to God and to being a part of the Body of Christ.

Confirmation is open to youth in at least 7th grade.

Our next Confirmation Class will be in the 2018-19 school year.

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devozine for Youth: From the Upper Room, this online resources is for teens and by teens. Join the community, share your creative work, write on the prayer wall, read articles, learn about spiritual practices, and even write for the devo.

Check out devozine.

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